Jewish Pundits Bemoan Media ‘Obsession’ With Jewishness of Congress Members Over Iran Nuclear Deal

by Ruthie Blum
August 30, 2015

Two well-known Jewish pundits took to Twitter on Sunday to question the practice of the newspaper, The Hill, to emphasize the Jewishness of members of Congress in relation to the Iran nuclear deal. Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic and Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept tweeted similar sentiments about what they consider the dubious practice, which neither actually refers to as “antisemitic” though this could be inferred from their banter with followers….Responding to the social media comments, Washington Post blogger and columnist Jennifer Rubin was critical of the media, the Obama administration — and of Goldberg.“Perhaps in his next interview with Obama, Mr. Goldberg can ask about the president’s insinuations that Jews and their money are influencing lawmakers,” she told The Algemeiner on Sunday. “Somehow the religion of the lawmaker is only mentioned when he or she is Jewish. When was the last time you saw ‘Catholic lawmaker to oppose Iran deal’? READ MORE

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